Mr Pawar, forget the IPL, deal with the price rise
Rajdeep Sardesai’s article Let’s play straight (Beyond the Byte, April 16) made for interesting reading. The present IPL controversy shows that some Indian politicians are always at the forefront of unlawful activities that involve huge sums of money. Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, in a recent interview to a news channel, expressed concern over the IPL mess and even tried to defend IPL chief Lalit Modi. Hopefully, in the coming days, Pawar will also consider speaking to the press about the price rise with as much vigour and sincerity as he spoke of IPL.
Satya Veer Singh, Faridabad
Deal with Maoists on the ground
Sudhanshu Sarangi’s suggestion that the government uses air raids to target the Maoists is impractical (Open up the sky, April 21). The use of fighter jets depends on various factors, including the climate over which we have no control. Also, imprecise air raids could kill innocent people. The only way to deal with the Maoists is to strengthen our military and provide our jawans with state-of-the-art weapons. A tough strategy to overpower the Maoists is the need of the hour.
Manish Kumar Mall, via email
Justice delayed, not denied
With reference to the story Jessica killer guilty beyond doubt (April 20), the Supreme Court’s ruling against Manu Sharma is a historic decision and will go a long way towards building an equitable society. Though it took 11 years to convict Sharma, the outcome of the case once again proves that justice delayed is not always justice denied. With this, the Lall family finally gets justice.
Prakash F. Madhwani, Bangalore